The 13th annual Emerald Cup proudly announces The Emerald Cup Xperience tickets on sale now. Tickets include access to two Xperience lounges, in and out privileges, meet and greet with some of the artists, admission to Friday pre-party, swag bag, and VIP 215 wristband station access! For more information, and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-emerald-cup-2016-tickets-25420681944.
CMA "Entertainer Of The Year" nominee Garth Brooks took to the storied Ryman stage for his first-ever full concert last night (9/8), at an invitation-only event to celebrate the launch of SiriusXM's “The Garth Channel.” Curated personally by Brooks, the exclusive channel (SiriusXM Channel 55) is also significant as it is the first time Brooks’ music has been made available 24/7 in one place, on radio or online.
For nearly 18 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule.
Grateful Web recently had an opportunity to speak with the multifarious Jeremy Garrett. The gifted multi-instrumentalist is best known as fiddler, singer, and co-songwriter of acclaimed progressive grass quintet the Infamous Stringdusters. On September 27th, Jeremy will release his anticipated newest solo release. The R.V. Sessions Volume 2 features Garrett slinging multiple acoustic instruments recorded in his R.V home studio.
Schmilco may be the best name possible for Wilco’s newest album. While this is a Wilco album, obviously, you wouldn’t know that unless you really listened hard. Gone are a lot of the fuzzy guitars and experimentation of the last few records, in favor of stripped down, folk-y music that is played simply, yet rather stunningly. The production is fantastic as we find, as in a more typical Wilco album, instrumentation at its finest and beautiful guitars, bass, organ, piano, drums, vocals, etc. But now it is simplified.
To call them a jam band, is to under emphasize their talents beyond this style. True, they play long form, but there is never a wasted moment in their creative output, which was primarily instrumental, but with some impressive vocal hooks. Yes, they play long form, but there is never a wasted moment in their creative output, which was primarily instrumental, but with some fancy vocal hooks.
Saturday evening couldn’t come fast enough for this band’s loyal followers. The quartet walked on after a pre-recorded, mind-expanding melody drifted across the stage and established an ethereal mood. The Claypool-Lennon Delirium is all about sharp contrasts, deliciously, disturbing bass lines and rampant experimentation.
CRX - the new Los Angeles-based band fronted by Nick Valensi, guitarist for The Strokes - released its first single, "Ways To Fake It," today. The infectious track is from the band's full-length debut, New Skin, which was recently singled out in Entertainment Weekly's Fall Music Preview of highly anticipated albums. New Skin will be released on October 28 on Columbia Records.